A text-based adventure for the new age. Based on a revolutionary concept for non-linear storytelling by upcoming game designer Peter Moorhead. Featuring the enchanting pixel art of Brian Callahan, and a beautiful dynamic soundtrack by Nick Borrego.
While it's hard to judge from such an early beta, Incursion immediately shows great potential, and great execution. The mix between old and new is everywhere: graphics, music, narrative.
It may seem odd at first, when you see the neatly cut trees or perfectly round celestial bodies, but it gives a very unique look to the game - not that much of a rarity these days with games using triangles, squares, voxels, and so on with great results, but still very nice; or when the - quite classic at first - story starts to go into more uncommon directions, with a narrator proudly telling you he doesn't exist, for example.
Incursion, as of this first release, doesn't show much. But what it shows is competency, great promise, a premise that's intriguing enough to have you check for updates on a very regular basis, and a secret that's as elusive as the famed dopefish. Which is all good, if you ask me. :)
The characters gave few decisions, so it felt more like a video rather than a game. It needs more options and a better story to be worth playing. The art was absolutely amazing though, I really liked that it was pixel-based. The story was just so-so, it was a generic, overused idea.
I am not sure if the developers are continuing to develop the game but I think with a few changes it could be a much better, enjoyable play.
Because I'm new and I can't review below 2, I had to put 3/10.
I like text based games but this one has simply forgotten the "game" part.
Nevertheless, the music is quiet good sometime but also often "cliché" in some scenes.
You have to work harder, it's not an end to use Atari 2600 graphics.